Cornbread speckled with sweet kernels of corn and the sharp bite of cheddar cheese. The middle is soft and moist like corn pudding with a crusted, cheesy top that is altogether unforgiving.
Irish Soda Bread is a cinch to make and is a favorite in my house in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day! The soda in the name comes from the baking soda that is used as a leavener in a simple quickbread batter made from whole wheat and white flour, eggs, raisins, buttermilk and a touch of sugar. I love the rustic… [Read more]
This recipe comes from my nephew who brought two loaves over with him for Christmas. He baked the bread himself and told me I should take pictures for my blog! How cute is that? One bite of the moist, dense bread and there was no doubt in my mind that it was worthy of a blog post. Packed full of pumpkin flavor, walnuts and cranberries… [Read more]
Picture yourself in a forest. In the middle of nowhere. In a clearing with tall trees all around and random rays of sunlight shining through. You’re part of a small audience sitting before a large wooden table covered with all sorts of rustic looking tarts, breads and salads made with wild plants and herbs foraged from the forest. It’s a cooking class. And now it’s… [Read more]
Popovers are tender, eggy, airy and slightly hollow on the inside with a crusty outside. In Britain they are known as Yorkshire Puddings and are typically made with beef fat and served with roasts. The batter is thin and simple, made of flour, eggs and milk. Because steam causes them to rise it is important not to open the oven while they’re baking.They sometimes deflate… [Read more]
Barbecue chicken and cornbread make a unique and delicious combination! I know the idea is nothing new, but baking the chicken right into the cornbread is…A thorough search turned up no other recipes of it’s kind, just lots of casseroles with cornbread crusts or toppings. I was on the prowl for something a little ‘different’ and was craving cornbread too. The idea for a chicken… [Read more]
This is a tasty quick bread recipe made with carrot, banana, golden raisins, and walnuts. Whole wheat flour and oats add whole grain, nutritious goodness to it. There’s no refined sugar or oil. It’s sweetened entirely with honey and banana and uses Greek yogurt instead of oil. But don’t let all this healthy talk throw you off. You wouldn’t know by taste alone unless I… [Read more]